I don’t know about where you live, but Southwestern Virginia has been hot and muggy (when it’s not raining) for the past week or so. Summer has arrived and I’m sure that the heat and humidity will only intensify. During this time, I’ve walked through the stickiness to the mailbox and found two books that in one way or the other deal with dogs:
These things together reminded me of the phrase the “dog days of summer.” This in turn got me thinking of hosting a fun theme week here by that name. When inspiration hits me this fast, I tend to go with it. So, the week of August 24th will officially be The Dog Days of Summer week at The Literate Housewife Review! There will be prizes like books, rub-ons, and limited edition bookmarks! Since this just occurred to me this evening, I don’t have the entire thing sketched out yet, but I think you’re getting the idea.
There is one thing I know is missing – a third book for the week. I want to highlight three books about dogs that week, but I only have two. I need a third book. This is where you, my beloved and loyal readers come in. I need your suggestions. The only requirement is that it not be a recent release (last five years). I’d like to read something that’s offf the radar so to speak. Any ideas?
To sweeten the deal, there will be a prize leading up to Literate Housewife’s Dog Days of Summer. I’m going to pick the one that interests me the most, but every person who leaves a comment with a suggestion will be entered. The prize? You will be guaranteed one of the limited edition bookmarks and I will send you three books from my pile. What are you waiting for? Leave me a suggestion!
This preliminary Dog Days of Summer contest is open until Friday, July 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. I’ll announce the winner on July 4th.
Would you Like to Participate?
If you would also like to celebrate the dog days of summer by reading these books or reading your own canine selections, feel free! I’m going to scare up a cool graphic to go along with the event. I’ll post it when I announce the winner. If there is sufficient interest, I’ll add Mr. Linky to that post as well. By the end of August, we’re going to need something fun to get us through until Labor Day.